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BNW, I haven't kept up with the PFS guide. Is the atonement for alignment switch called out, or is that just a suggestion to avoid the frowns?
From the PFS FAQ
A character may only worship one deity at a time; the character may change which deity she worships between sessions at no cost. If this change requires the character to change alignment, the character is required to pay for an atonement. Any element incompatible with the new deity no longer functions. These elements may be retrained at normal cost using the rules from Ultimate Campaign.
While thats for switching deities and alignments not classes and alignments I think the same thing might apply.
Hangman Henry IX wrote:
if players have problems with how a gm is ruling they should complain to their vl or vc. if said gm is a vl or vc, they should complain higher up the food chain. that is the only way things will change.
DM gets a note, DM gets annoyed, DM stops dming. DM either gets replaced by someone with less experience who is probably going to be at least as bad, or worse, doesn't get replaced at all and games stop happening.
Make sure the sin is big enough to run the risk.
The checkout procedure has more than a few bugs.
Its not immediately obvious what you're supposed to press when you're done. The big squares saying steps 1 2 3 don't look like something you're supposed to interact with.
The line for your credit card info is above the line for your address. You enter your credit card info, enter your address and... the site deletes your credit card info.
The box for "select address" keeps popping up even with an address entered. It covers the aforementioned 1 2 3 box preventing you from advancing the process.
A lot of the items ship from different places apparently, resulting in some pretty high shipping charges. 5 dollars shipping for a 10 dollar character folio that I tried to combine with another order seems a little nuts.
The Morphling wrote:
The problem isn't that the ability exists, the problem is that it was clearly intended to be a debuff to your enemies, but instead it either debuffs your enemies OR acts just like the fortune hex at will. The raw and intent appear to be off.
Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
Good trick for PFS though where RAW is the rule of the land. Yet another amazing job by the ACG! As a matter of fact, I may make one of these guys just to troll GM's.
Allow me to present my rebuttal as to this techniques legality, passed down from generation to generation of DMs.
Core rulebook to the head!
Its not just when combats are brutal its when combats are frustrating: absurd dr/hardness for the tier and the very over used swarms, guaranteed surprise rounds and incorporeals frustrate the player by leaving them sitting there for half an hour soaking up damage and drain when they can't do anything.
Whichever gives you the least mechanical advantage.
A stunned creature drops everything held, can't take actions, takes a –2 penalty to AC, and loses its Dexterity bonus to AC (if any).
Attackers receive a +4 bonus on attack rolls to perform combat maneuvers against a stunned opponent.
*headscratch* I don't see how you're getting a coup de grace out of that.
I can find no reason, that additional unwritten rules exist, to further contradict RAW, and have the Bow count as a two-handed weapon, solely for the unwritten restriction, regarding two-weapon fighting.
I can find no raw why humans don't have 12 arms either. The fact is that the game doesn't describe in minute detail how every day mundane objects work, nor does it need to. You are a human with bilateral symmetry: you know how many arms you have. A bow is not such an obscure device that you don't know how to fire one and you know its done with two hands.
Description: You need two hands to use a bow, regardless of its size. A longbow is too unwieldy to use while you are mounted.
If you are trying to finagle some mechanical advantage out of the difference between a two handed weapon and a weapon that it takes two hands to use then stop. You are finagling, not reading.
I've thought about writing reviews, but there's no obvious way from the scenarios page to submit a review, so I didn't bother spending time hunting for how to do it. If reviewing was more user friendly, I'd do it.
I know the feeling.
If you look on the product page you'll see ***s and under that
Write a review of Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–20: The Sealed Gate (PFRPG) PDF!
If you're just glancing at the page it looks like the first review.
And encounters are always run correctly.... :)
This is one of those encounters where a little bit of user error goes a LONG way, and we both know there's a lot of room for user error on the part of Dms. Some players are going to die , throw down an angry one star review, and not want to waste their money on such a "horrible scenario that killed me 3 seconds into the action), or don't have the near eidict memmory it would take to spot the DMs error while reading the tactics.
I know thats a really narrow wall to walk: If you don't push players they roflcopter your encounters and complain its too easy. If you push them to the edge some of the thousands of dms playing it WILL screw it up, get players killed and get players ANGRY.
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Trample may be.. creatively interpreting rather than breaking the rules.
Trample works like overrun
Either that, people don't know the trample rules, or the thing just won initiative and trampled the group. We almost lost more than a few party members to that when I ran it: once it was in reach the gunslinger didn't want to fire. Would have been a few more if it hadn't gotten a 2 on its fort save vs. the snowball.
Its more consistent with having your hands up, exposing your arms to the line of fire, than in a rhino charge which would present almost no profile for the forearms.
The pause in his shooting doesn't help either.
Neither the implausibility of the alleged actions nor the forensics or the unexplained pause are themselves enough to contradict the "friend of a friends" version of events, but each one is out of synch enough to present a pretty damning picture in aggregate.
Furgeson police have gotten caught in so many blatant cover ups (assault for bleeding on a uniform, intimidating and arresting news reporters, "no we didn't use tear gas") that a cover up is almost to be expected, rather than something straining credibility. I mean if thats how they act when they KNOW the camera is watching them with people they know buy ink by the barrel, how on earth do they act when no one that will be believed or listened to is watching?
And reefer! Don' forget that if there are traces of pot in your system that means you're obviously under the effects of the reefer madness!
Many DMs inculde a surprise round for almost any fight.
You didn't announce you were ready for a fight!
Now take the camera part out and THEN figure out what the official report would have been.
"Disingenuous members of the liberal media embedded with the rioters risked the lives of innocent people by attempting to escalate an already dangerous situation by provoking the police officers. Their attempts were unsuccessful thanks to the officers considerable restraint"
The problem is that its also so stupid that it strains credibility.
No, killing all the PCs with an NPC 12 levels too high for them is something you should save for truly momentous acts of darwin award baiting, not a moment of desperation. If she can feel all nasty and evil she can probably also feel her kidneys going back into place. I would have had her feign unconciousness until she could figure out what was going on, or at least give them a diplomacy check for a quick "sorry! only healing i had.. evil dragon trying to kill us! Please tell me you're a high level adventurer or something!"
it looks like whatever you want it to look like, so just draw a bigger rune on your character sheet.
In a word, Meh.
The change hasn't come with any mechanical changes yet, and not an awful lot of thematic changes for me. Maybe because I came in at season 3 when the national warring was already taking a back seat, but my characters have been tied more to the theme of the factions than a particular nation. Corvus has been vocally Liberty's edge for almost 3 years now...
The grand lodge theme of "explore the mawangi expanse" doesn't really hit home until there's a grand lodge vanity that actually helps you do that.
Shadow lodge for life!
I guess, at the end of the day, I just don't see the difference between being able to do what I listed a few posts up, and upgrading a +1 Longsword into a +2 Vorpal Longsword (both of which are listed in that same section of the 'Adding New Abilities' Section), which is allowed in PFS.
The difference is that the custom magic item section of the book is a guideline, and it is spelled out as such. It is very, VERY breakable and it knows that, and says it explicitly. The limiting factor on it is the DM who can look at an item and tell whether or not this thing is broken , not the rules themselves. Without it, you wind up with things like use activated true striking swords
Mike brock doesn't have time to banhammer ever single loopholed, munchkined item 100,000 rules lawyers can come up with, so the process isn't allowed.
Well, assuming they think they've failed your right. There's a few characters where i'd say "No, you know what I think I'm good with a 2 on the die."
Every dm is going to do this slightly differently. Generally you want the other players permission before you do anything to their character, they should get the hint of what you're doing after a good reroll or two.
And once again, everything is Israel's fault and Hamas can do no wrong. My bad. Much better to spend your efforts making tunnels that will get your people killed than to spend those same efforts saving your peoples lives because, obviously, if you can't make everything perfect for anyone you shouldn't try and make anything better for anyone.
Hamas can do no thing would just about cover it.